The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have just revealed their “Class Of 2021” Nominations, so after some reminder premise on how one achieves such an “honor” I will line out the list for you in full and then offer up some personal editorial viewpoint. Let’s go.
The Criteria: Currently, groups or individuals are qualified for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Nominees should have demonstrable influence and significance within the history of rock and roll. Four categories are recognized: Performers, Non-Performers, Early Influences, and Sidemen (as of 2000). The General Public aka “Fans” get to participate in an online “Fan Voting” process but at the end of the day this really doesn’t amount to anything in terms of the induction process as it all sums up to one single vote.
The Nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021 Are: Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, the Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick. Continue reading The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2021 Nominees Are:→
The Press Release:
The all-powerful HAMMER KING will set forth on a heroic journey in 2021 and have chosen their mighty allies for the trek – none other than Napalm Records! The band has signed a worldwide record deal with the premier rock and metal label and are set to release new music soon.
Ever since HAMMER KING burst onto the scene in 2015 with their first album, Kingdom Of The Hammer King, swiftly followed up with King Is Rising in 2016 and Poseidon Will Carry Us Home in 2018, they have proven themselves as an unstoppable force! Celebrating the truest of heavy metal in the tradition of IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and PFALZGRAF LUITPOLD, the band keeps it heavy with speedy riffs, energic grooves and fist-pumping choruses, devoting their existence to the one and only myth of the godly HAMMER KING himself! Continue reading Napalm Records Signs Hammer King To Worldwide Deal→
The Press Release:
Napalm Records is delighted to welcome a promising and uprising symphonic metal star to its growing roster. Dive into impressive soundscapes and join the thrilling adventure: German firestarters ELVELLON have just inked a worldwide record deal with the premier rock and metal label.
Since ELVELLON came to life in 2010, the four-piece played its way straight into the heart of a steadily growing fan base with a captivating symbiosis of orchestral arrangements, heavy riffs and the striking voice of Nele Messerschmidt on vocal duties. After releasing their self-recorded 5-track EP, Spellbound (2015), and being dubbed as “heroes of tomorrow” by German Metal Hammer magazine, the band presented its critically acclaimed debut album, Until Dawn, three years later in 2018. Sharing the stage with scene leading VISIONS OF ATLANTIS and entering festival grounds like Rock Harz, Metal Hammer Paradise, M’era Luna, Rock Fest Barcelona, Metalfest Open Air and Rage Against Racism Festival, to name just a few, ELVELLON are now up to lift their inimitable output to the next level. Continue reading Napalm Records Signs Germany’s Elvellon To Worldwide Deal→
The Press Release:
Ready to unleash yet unknown forces of Extreme Wizard Metal!
Mortals beware – some mighty sorcerers have cast their spell over Napalm Records! We are proud to announce the signing of the newly founded extreme metal supergroup WIZARDTHRONE. This groundbreaking adventure features members of roaring metal pirates ALESTORM, galactic warriors GLORYHAMMER, melodic death metal formation AETHER REALM, kings of goblin metal NEKROGOBLIKON, epic black metal visionaries FORLORN CITADEL and death metal machinery VALE OF PNATH.